Dr. Linhai Li now is a postdoctoral researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego. He received B.S. degree in GIS from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, in 2009, M.S. degree in Earth Sciences from Indiana University~Purdue University Indianapolis in 2011, and Ph.D. in Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego in 2016.

Dr. Li has been focusing on remote sensing of inland waters, development of new remote sensing inversion algorithms, light fields within the ocean, effects of inelastic processes, etc. In general, his interest falls in understanding how light propagates in the water, including open ocean, coastal, lake, and estuarine waters, and he is attempting to understand the biogeochemical processes, energy balance, and other aquatic sciences using optical approaches.

Linhai is a member of American Geophysical Union, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, and the Oceanography Society. He is also a reviewer for many highly impacted journals like Remote Sensing of Environment, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Remote Sensing, Applied Optics, Optics Express, etc.